Strategic Director & Co Founder
Monica O. Montgomery, is an arts and culture innovator using creativity and narrative as a means of bridging the gap between people and movements. As an independent curator, museum consultant and speaker, she uses her platforms to be in service to society. She is cofounder + strategic director of Museum Hue a multicultural organization advancing DEAI initiatives, centering people of color in arts, culture, museums and creative economy. Her work includes managing social media and digital career posts, coaching for emerging and established museum professionals, teaching artists and culture workers, executive coaching with arts leaders and museum and university trainings around strengthening diverse career pipelines, cultural sensitivity and moderating panels, mentorathons, and POC led tours and talks. She works internationally to facilitate diversity, equity & inclusion initiatives with clients throughout Europe, Africa and North America.
As a museum activist, Monica delivered a TedX talk entitled 'How To Be an Upstander' challenging everyone to stand /speak and act up for social good. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Broadcast Communication from Temple University and Masters of Arts in Corporate Communication from LaSalle University. She taught at Harvard University, Pratt Institute, and NYU. Monica holds leadership advisory positions in NYC Arts in Education Roundtable, Leading Changemakers, MASS Action. She has completed fellowships with National Arts Strategies Creative Community Fellows, Race Forward’s Racial Equity in the Arts Innovation Lab and is currently a fellow with the Human Impacts Institute
Monday, May 20
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM